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Nadiya Virani

Graphic Designer and Creative Entrepreneur in Markham

This is Your Creative Wake Up Call!!!


Fueled by pixels, pantones & peanut butter, Nadiya Virani is a creative, multidisciplinary Graphic Designer with an eye for innovation & passion for typography. She recalls her first Creative Wake Up Call and how it propelled her into a career that assists others in bringing their own creative visions to life. 

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The Creative Evolution of the Colouring Book Lady

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"If anybody would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say 'I want to go to the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore.' I had no idea where Kensington Gore was. I didn't care where it was, I just wanted to go there. I had a book about from the Royal College of Art and I loved the people in it, and I wanted to be one of those people."

In The Creative Evolution of the Coloring Book Lady from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1Mel Elliott takes us on a journey from her childhood dream to attend The Royal College of Art, to an early project for an advertising agency, to self publishing a Kate Moss colouring books and beyond. She continues to grow her business "I Love Mel" and practice, developing a range of products including temporary tattoos, t-shirts and card games.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015. 

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The Art of Cycling

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

"I had to do it for myself to grow within..."

In The Art of Cycling at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, Veronica Abrenica shares her journey of cycling across the United States and how it has influenced her life for the better, one mile at a time. 

Veronica is a cycling enthusiast who believes in the power of cycling to bring clarity, balance and empowerment into one's life. She has cycled across the US with "Bike and Build" and all around Ireland with "Cycle Against Suicide". Her talk is a call to action to pursue something meaningful and challenging, to break routine and wake up your senses.

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Your call is important - please hold the line

@ VOL 17 ON AUG 30, 2017

Rod Jones spoke to us about Call Centres not just how they generally annoy us but to how they work and the pressures that each of the staff are under. He further informed us how South Africa is providing employment for our youth through call centres and training to these individuals

All in a fun and enjoyable presentation manner with humour.

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Creative Vision, Creative Voice

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Emily Kastner invites us to join her in her experiences and passions as she encourages young kids in embracing their creative voice. 

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Show Us Your Doodles

@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Mike Klok dives into the head and history of a creative human, determined to find a home for his imagination. 

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Wake up for life

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 31, 2018

Celine van Till défie l’impossible. De l’élégance équestre à l’explosivité du sprint, valide et handisport, elle court d’un extrême à l’autre. L’ennui n’existe pas. Les surprises attendent. Les limites sont mises en question. 

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Answering Nature's Call

@ VOL 35 ON JUN 01, 2018

Amy Marr is the Visitor Programmes Coordinator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu where she spend her days, evenings and occasionally her weekends organising and coordinating events and programmes for diverse audiences that support the Gallery’s collection and exhibitions. Sometimes her job involves organising and running a Len Lye themed party with 3000 attendees, DJs, bands and silent disco, and other times it sees her cleaning pee off the children’s playground. 

Amy conceptualised and runs, 'The Mix' a series of events that opens the gallery at night and brings a new mix to the gallery with speakers, performances, food and drink. These events give visitors a chance to experience the gallery's collections after dark.

When she's not at the Art Gallery, you can find her in the bush in a colour coordinated tramping outfit. 'Answering nature's call' is not what you might expect. Amy has grown up to embrace the squat wee and this talk takes us on a hunt for places to relieve herself while in the hills tramping and exploring.



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Wake Up Festival

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 23, 2018


覺醒藝術 負責人

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Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up A Board Game

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

In an era of increasing civic and social isolation, Cortland Mercer describes the resurgent role that board games and board game cafes play in strengthening relationships and building community.